In the late 1980s, China had more than 140,000 highway bridges.
Their length totaled almost 4,000 kilometers. Among the best known
were the Huang He (Yellow River) Bridge in Nei Monggol Autonomous
Region (Inner Mongolia), the Liu Jiang Bridge in Guangxi-Zhuang
Autonomous Region, the Ou Jiang Bridge in Zhejiang Province, the
Quanzhou Bridge in Fujian Province, and four large bridges along
the Guangzhou-Shenzhen highway. Five major bridges--including
China's longest highway bridge, the 5,560-meter-long Huang He
Bridge at Zhengzhou--were under construction during the mid-1980s,
and a 10,282-meter-long railroad bridge across the Huang He on the
Shandong-Henan border was completed in 1985.
Data as of July 1987